... of single adults
Freedom to make decisions about one’s life course, pursue one’s
own schedule, privacy
Forming intimate relationships with other adults
Finding a niche in a society that is marriage-oriented
Socioemotional Development Adulthood
... Divorce can have both positive and
negative effects, and reasons greatly
vary among individuals.
Many who divorce in their 40s or later,
had stayed together for the children—one
study showed more women than men
initiating the divorce.
... relationships and if we haven’t
experienced “role-modeling” of healthy
relationships it is extremely difficult to
have one ourselves.
Finding excellent role-models and
communication is KEY!
Take classes in communication!!
... appropriate as friends, lovers, and mentors.
– We prefer a more physically attractive person, for
esthetic reasons and because we expect rewards
from associating with that person.
– We choose based on our expectations about the
rewards and costs of potential relationships.
impact on sexuality and physical intimacy
... vulnerable position and increase their dependence on others,
both physically and emotionally
The well partner often must monitor the patient’s condition, supervise
medications, provide transportation to physician visits and
treatments, assist with bathing and toileting, and participate in
... sorted more than a hundred emotional words into
categories; their analysis indicated that love has similar
and different meanings cross-culturally.
• The most striking difference was the presence of a “sad
love” cluster in the Chinese sample.
• The Chinese had many love-related concepts that were
... – How we feel about ourselves determines how we feel about
Social Media Use and Intimate Relationships Adalberto Sanchez
... their partners a person is becoming vulnerable.
This increases intimacy because they believe
their partners know and understand them.
Another important factor that can influence
relationships is emotional support.
Emotional support is one part of social
support (Barry et al., 2009). People rely on t ...
Acquired brain injury and sexual functioning in the
... • We understand that TBI affects (impairs) sexuality. However,
we need to assess client to examine impact of injury in their
• Sounds simple, HOWEVER:
– An “embarrassing”, taboo topic. Not typically addressed in social
situations, certainly not respectable ones.
– Clinician feels in ...
Overheads: SPCH 8402 Fall 2000
... persons who exchange information,
create meaning, and influence each
other and who through this process
create social reality for themselves and
others and create and maintain
relationships with each other.
... reduce their distress via a variety of techniques—by restoring psychological
equity (convincing themselves that an inequitable relationship is indeed fair), by
restoring actual equity, or by abandoning the relationship. A wife who feels guilty
about “cheating” on her husband may, for example, restor ...
Friendship and Befriending
... On the other hand, by the end of the 20th century, family relationships are meant to be
friendship like. Studies of who gives what to whom suggest that the rules of
reciprocity operate in both many kin and friendship relationships. Only modest giving
or receiving is generally regarded as appropriate ...
Culture and Sexual Self-Disclosure in Intimate Relationships
... requirements were considered lawful; otherwise, they were viewed as treason and heresy (Liu, 1993).
For the first 4,000 years of Chinese history, a Yin-Yang philosophy fostered positive and open attitudes towards
human sexuality. Men were characterized as “Yang”, strong and active; women were charac ...
A Triangular Theory of Love
... point of view, the intimacy component forms a common core
in each of these loving relationships. However, the passion and
decision/commitment components are experienced more selectively. For example, the passion component probably plays a
major part in love for a lover, but only a minor part, if any ...
Same-sex intimacy refers to a relationship between two friends of the same sex that has many components of a sexually intimate relationship (e.g. self-disclosures, emotional expressiveness, unconditional support, physical contact and trust), but not necessarily sexual intimacy or sexual contact. The term can apply to the exploration of sexuality outside the home, as well as to the physical activities shared between two friends. Contemporary applications include the ""bromance"" culture, referring intimate bonds formed between male friends in films such as I Love You, Man, as well as the familial bonds exhibited by close female friends, propagated in the mainstream media by television shows such as Sex and the City.